Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She closely follows the changes and developments in the NHS and the care system from the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to the wholesale reforms of the health service.
Victoria also reports on medical developments, mental health issues as well as covering stories on how welfare reforms are affecting those with physical disabilities. And she closely watches developments in HIV/Aids and TB.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
New research from the British Red Cross and the Co-op has found that nine million people in Britain say they are often or always lonely. Their report identifies six groups most susceptible to isolation. Over the next four days we’ll be looking at the lives of some of those people.
Ahead of tomorrow’s autumn statement, the Chancellor has warned there’s tough challenges ahead for the economy. So what hope is there for the NHS and social care, already struggling to avert a financial crisis?
Digital technology is part of our everyday lives – from our phones to our watches, to our laptops. And experts claim it is beginning to transform healthcare. But today the health think- tank, the Nuffield Trust, told Channel 4 News the NHS is being slow to embrace it – not helped by the tens of…
A report out from the think tank, The Nuffield Trust, has found that there is a gap between how we as consumers use digital technology, which is transforming our lives, and how we as patients are using it.
Warnings are coming thick and fast from all quarters that the NHS is under intense strain. That’s before junior doctors have voted on possible industrial action. And the winter hasn’t even started.
A stark warning to the health secretary from the presidents of nine Royal Colleges about the impact of proposed new contracts for doctors on morale, staff retention and patient safety.
As it is revealed that the Cancer Drugs Fund has no data on their efficacy patients remain caught between pharmaceutical companies and Government promises
The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.
An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed that hard-pressed ambulance trusts are increasingly relying on taxis to take patients to hospital even in an emergency.